Entries Tagged as 'Travel'


August 15th, 2019 · Comments Off on Germany

After months of daily Duolingo practice, making a wish-list of things to see and do, and generally getting really excited about it, we finally set off for our long-awaited family trip to Germany. Everyone had a great time, and aside from having my wallet stolen on day one, everything else worked out, from our wonderful […]

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Solid weekend

July 1st, 2019 · Comments Off on Solid weekend

We returned, two years after our first time, to Solid Sound at MASS MoCA this weekend. The girls had a great time again, and had even more to do this time than in 2017. It’s the perfect mix of music, art, crafts, and food, and with so much going on that there’s something for everyone. […]

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France and Austria

June 11th, 2019 · Comments Off on France and Austria

A planned trip to Vienna for a conference in early June made me wonder if this would be an opportune time for a long-awaited visit to the beaches of Normandy. The timing—on the 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion—seemed right, and my dad accepted my invitation to come along. We had a great time touring […]

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April 21st, 2019 · Comments Off on Switzerland

My first international trip in a year that promises to have more than a few brought me to Switzerland for the annual FIAF Congress. I landed in Zürich and then made my way down through Lucerne, where I’d never been before, and finally to Lausanne. Funiculars, cinemas, photobooths, and chocolate; not a bad way to […]

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Nitrate at the Museum

May 6th, 2017 · Comments Off on Nitrate at the Museum

In part as a matter of convenience for FIAF Congress attendees, the third Nitrate Picture Show was scheduled right on the heels of FIAF L.A., so after a very brief return to New Haven, allowing enough time to surprise the girls and take Lucy to school, I headed to Rochester. Nothing like a six hour […]

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Tags: Film · Rochester · Travel

Back to L.A.

May 2nd, 2017 · Comments Off on Back to L.A.

For the first time in more than 20 years, the Congress of the International Federation of Film Archives retuned to the U.S., co-hosted in Los Angeles by the Academy Film Archive and at the UCLA Film & Television Archive. After Macedonia, Sydney and Canberra, and Bologna, the location seemed a bit pedestrian to many in […]

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Tags: Los Angeles · Nostalgia · Photos · Travel

Movie Week VI: Paris edition

April 1st, 2017 · Comments Off on Movie Week VI: Paris edition

It’s been five years since my last Movie Week, an annual event in Los Angeles when I’d take a survey of the moviegoing landscape by going to a movie in a different theater every night for a week. I did it for five years between 2008 and 2012. Many reasons contributed to the hiatus—two kids […]

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Paris 2017

March 7th, 2017 · Comments Off on Paris 2017

Much like my trip to Amsterdam last year, I had the chance to spend a week in Paris last week for work (thanks to an invitation to speak at a couple of film preservation events at the Cinémathèque française), which gave me the chance to revisit the city for the first time since our brief […]

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Amsterdam 2016

November 19th, 2016 · Comments Off on Amsterdam 2016

A work event brought me to Amsterdam this week, a lovely place to revisit after our family-of-three trip there a few years back. Movies, photobooths, good food, and I finally rented a bike and tried to keep up with the breakneck pace of the waves of cyclists who fly through the city. >

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Bologna bellissima!

July 4th, 2016 · Comments Off on Bologna bellissima!

“Bologna” has long been short-hand in my film archive experience for a far-off, unattainable, dream-like film festival experience, a week of screenings, inside and open-air, in a beautiful, and culinarily unbeatable, Italian city. I never thought I’d have the reason, or the chance, to attend, but the scheduling of the 2016 FIAF Congress alongside the […]

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LA, Portland

December 5th, 2015 · Comments Off on LA, Portland

Thanks to some thoughtful planning on the part of the FIAF Secretariat, I was able to painlessly combine my already planned trip west for the AMIA Conference in Portland with the somewhat unexpected and definitely financially unforeseen trip to the EC Meeting in Los Angeles, held over the two days prior to AMIA. It was […]

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Tags: Los Angeles · Portland · Travel


August 25th, 2015 · Comments Off on Seattle

We had a great second trip to Seattle this summer, a long weekend of family, festivities, and multiple Uber rides. We visited the Space Needle and the aquarium, the Chihuly Garden and Glass, and the got to go on the Great Wheel again. Lauren and Andy’s wedding was a wonderful event on the water, and […]

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August 12th, 2015 · Comments Off on Ireland

It started as a pipe dream a few years back, and slowly became a challenge: take a week-long trip, just the two of us, to celebrate our tenth anniversary in the summer of 2015. Would the kids (and more importantly, would we) be ready for a week apart? Where would we go that was exotic […]

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Mt. Washington, take 2

June 20th, 2015 · Comments Off on Mt. Washington, take 2

Through some miracle of email magic and friends in high places, Dad managed to get us both into the Mt. Washington Road Race this year, despite us both having failed in the increasingly competitive lottery entry system. I had been running all winter, thanks to our treadmill, but my workouts had been shorter, and less […]

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The Alaska house

May 21st, 2015 · Comments Off on The Alaska house

We’re enjoying the last day of our brief trip to Alaska today before we head to Seattle for Memorial Day Weekend tomorrow. Though both girls have been here before, in some ways this trip has felt like the first time they’ve really experienced the travel, the excitement, and the beauty of Alaska. It was Lucy’s […]

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